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The location of Vilas









Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Vilas.

This page contains six sections:

Around Vilas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It lies just west of Vilas. Madison has a population of 255,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Waukesha. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Vilas and has a population of 72,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Vilas and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,369   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,773   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   29,485   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,482   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartford   [Map]   15,064   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,359   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,660   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oconomowoc   [Map]   16,717   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   14,476   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,088   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,894   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Verona   [Map]   13,107   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,655   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,755   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   14,540   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Blooming Grove   [Map]   1,907   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burke   [Map]   3,439   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Burke   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   3,978   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,939   E   Less than 2 miles
Deerfield   [Map]   1,699   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Deerfield   [Map]   2,529   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dunn   [Map]   5,252   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   6,880   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Bluff   [Map]   1,331   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
McFarland   [Map]   8,449   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Medina   [Map]   1,469   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Monona   [Map]   8,104   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Pleasant Springs   [Map]   3,378   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   2,455   NE   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Vilas, please visit our County-by-County Page for Vilas.

Dane County ...

Vilas is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vilas ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Vilas.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Vilas. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vilas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Vilas ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Vilas.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>   DirDistance
Blackhawk Airfield (FAA ID: 87Y)   [Map]   ENE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Waunakee Airport (FAA ID: 6P3)   [Map]   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Middleton Muni. (FAA ID: C29)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni. (FAA ID: 61C)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<4> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Vilas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vilas. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Dane County Rgnl.  (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockford Intl.  (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   S   62 miles [99.8 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl.  (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
O'Hare Intl.  (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   SE   102 miles [164.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl. (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dubuque Rgnl.  (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   WSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl.  (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Chicago Exec.  (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   SE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Austin Straubel Intl. (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   NNE   110 miles [177 km]
La Crosse Muni. (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)   DirDistance
Blackhawk Airfield (FAA ID: 87Y)   [Map]   ENE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Waunakee Airport (FAA ID: 6P3)   [Map]   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Middleton Muni. (FAA ID: C29)   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni. (FAA ID: 61C)   [Map]   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Watertown Muni. (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport (FAA ID: 91C)   [Map]   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
  Website for Dane County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
  Website for Rockford International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
  Website for General Mitchell International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
  Website for Dodge County Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
  Website for O'Hare International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
  Website for Midway International Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
  Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
  Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
  Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
  Website for Chicago Executive Airport
  For more detail:  AirNav       AOPA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wisconsin

About Dane County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vilas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vilas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Vilas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0897, Longitude: -89.2348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vilas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Vilas), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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